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5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

Instant pot boil peanuts are a salty, tasty easy to make southern snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boiled peanuts instant pot, boiled peanuts pressure cooker, instant pot boiled peanuts, pressure cooker boiled peanuts
Servings: 8
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Matt Freund
Cost: 4


  • 1 pound raw peanuts I used a whole 24oz bag
  • 1/3 to 1/2 Cup of sea salt (depending on how salty you like) depending on how salty you like it
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 3 to 3 1/2 quarts water do not fill past max line


  • Place pound of peanuts in colander and rinse to remove any dirt.
  • Place peanuts in Instant Pot
  • Place salt and Cajun seasoning on top of peanuts
  • Fill pressure cooker with 3 to 3 1/2 quarts of cold water
  • Stir peanuts to distribute seasoning
  • Place something heavy on top of peanuts like a trivet or even a plate to keep the peanuts submerged in liquid.
  • Place lid on instant pot and turn valve to seal. Cook peanuts on high-pressure for 65 to 75 minutes depending on how soft you want them. I like them at 65 minutes. Turn off the keep warm function. When cooking is complete let the instant pot do a natural pressure release. If you like the peanuts to be a little bit stronger you can leave them in the brine for about an hour but this is not required.



If you like the peanuts more salty adjust the salt from 1/3 of a cup closer to 1/2 cup.
If you like your peanuts even softer Cook for 75 minutes.